Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies across the United States work through common trademark issues like clearance searches, infringement assessment, trademark registration, USPTO office action responses, infringement litigation, use defense, and more. If you’re looking for top-notch trademark legal advice in Altamonte Springs, Florida, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Altamonte Springs or Florida?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Altamonte Springs’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark lawyers can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Altamonte Springs, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses need to assess brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen so many companies drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate consumer interest. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from challenge. This is not accurate. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Altamonte Springs} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner with the same exact name as your business. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas pub is across state lines. An even more common – and still hard – situation is what to do if your name brand name was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a strategy in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by businesses. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. willfully ripping off your brand identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a state suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Altamonte Springs} Creatives
The answer is easy – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.